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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55560
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:26-MAY-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3
Owner/operator:1417 Flt Royal Air Force (1417 Flt RAF)
Registration: XW923
MSN: 712078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ladyville Airport, Belize -   Belize
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ladyville Airport, Belize (BZE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the Belize River due to loss of control on a short rolling take off from Belize after the pilot ejected. Cockpit to ground instructional use as 8724M at RAF Wittering.

Pilot - Flight Lieutenant Jack Mardon - ejected safely

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19810526_xw923.pdf
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1417_Flight_RAF
3. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/445869-british-aviation-belize-7.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harrier_Jump_Jet_family_losses
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm


Images:


Taken at the crash site by the contributor as we discussed the recovery of the tail section, which was still in the river. Sgt Hall, on the far right of this picture, dived down with sub aqua kit on to fix a rope, allowing the tail to be lifted by a Puma helicopter.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2009 11:43 harro Updated
04-Aug-2011 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 13:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 01:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Dec-2020 20:02 henrydodds Updated [Photo]

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